The Prophet(pbuh) said, “How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer.”(Sahih Muslim) Many times, it’s hard to see the good in everything, especially the blessings disguised in our hardships. Like many people, I couldn’t see it right away.
On Friday, February 2nd, I was at home checking my email constantly waiting to know my final placement for my job. Finally, I received the email, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for at all. I was told that I would be relocating to another state in May, just days after my graduation. I was shocked to say the least. I saw no good in it and I only saw the negatives.
I was so displeased that I began to question why it was happening. Why couldn’t everything just work out the way it was supposed to? Why does my life always have to have difficulties? I was so ungrateful that I began to question the decree of Allah(swt). I messaged one person right away venting to them and they brought me to my senses by saying, “we never know where our blessings are”. So, I began to say Alhamdulillah till I was content in my heart with the relocation. As Allah(swt) says, “perhaps you dislike something and Allah makes in it much good.” (4:19)
A few days later, I began to think about what is the good behind me moving to a completely different state? At that moment, I remembered that I’ve been making one dua every Ramadan that Allah allows me to memorize the Quran and this was the answer to that dua. I was so busy the last few years that I became so disconnected from the Quran. I was so caught up with school, my friends, my family that I forgot about the book of Allah(swt). Therefore, I had to disconnect from everything and reconnect with the Quran.
Sometimes though, you just won’t see the good no matter how hard you think about it. Which doesn’t mean that there is none; it just means that we can’t find it. So, remember to say Alhamdulillah for every hardship and be optimistic that what is best for you will never miss you and that His perfect plan is much better than yours.
Ya Allah, forgive for ever questioning your decree and allow me to always see the good in every situation. Ya Allah, allow me to finally become one of the people of the Quran and its memorizers and allow it to be a protection for me from every evil. Ameen!